Obituaries

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Vera L. Dabbs

Mrs. Vera L Dabbs, 85, of Jena, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was born on Monday, April 28, 1930 in Rochelle. Mrs. Dabbs was a native of Rochelle and a member of the Nebo Baptist Church. She was a business owner, and was well known for her hot tamales. She also enjoyed playing pool, quilting and crafts as well as dancing and gambling. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Danny Griffin officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her father, William David Griffin; mother, Velma Marie Waxley Griffin; sons, Mike Maxwell and Benny Maxwell; brother, Delton Griffin, Felton Griffin, and William Griffin, Jr.; sister, Virginia Salmon; and one grandson Christopher Dabbs; and great granddaughter Miranda Roberts.

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Wiley Mal Clark

Wiley Mal Clark, Retired CSM, 76, of Leesville, passed from this life on Friday, April 29, 2016, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born August 5, 1939 in Collins, Mississippi, to L. O. Clark, Sr. and Gracie Clark. He was reared in Collins. Mr. Clark proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. The military was his life, and he loved being with soldiers as well as his military family, Thuy Berry and Michelle. Mr. Clark was a true man of honor and he lived his life with great dignity and honor. After his retirement from the Army he worked with the Federal Civil Service in Land Management. He was a member of Cooper Baptist Church. He loved his family and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Services were held Wednesday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Edgar Evans officiating.

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Isaac Wayne Clark

Isaac Wayne Clark, 87, of Carencro, and a native of Walters, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Maison De Lafayette. Mr. Clark was a native of Walters and a resident of Lafayette since 1972 where he was a parishioner of Calvary Baptist Church. He was employed with Tri-State and retired in 1992 from Baker Oil Tools with twenty-two years of service. A veteran of the military, Mr. Clark served in the United States Air Force from 1947-1950. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, April 20, at 12-noon in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro with the Revs. James Craft and Larry Langley officiating. Interment followed in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro, under direction of Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro.

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Billy Ray Clark

Billy Ray Clark, 82, of Winnfield, and a native of Tullos, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. He was born Tuesday, September 12, 1933 in Tullos, to the union of his parents, Charles Elijah Clark, Sr. and Erma Albritton Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a people person, loved talking to his friends and loved his church and his Lord and read his Bible daily. He was also an avid collector of precious metals. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, at East Winnfield Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Cardin officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Winnfield under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Clark, Jr., Melvin Clark and Jimmy D. Clark; and Sister, Mildred Rooney. Survivors include his wife, Janette Honeycutt Clark; children, Martin Ray Clark, Barbara Ellen Odom and husband Michael, Charles D.

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Louie Bradford Barnes

Louie Bradford Barnes, 65, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his residence. He was born August 12, 1950 in Olla to the union of his parents, Leitha and Lester Barnes. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at the Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. Brad Coleman and Ronnie House officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery in Olla under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Barnes; brother, Kelly Barnes; father, Lester Barnes; and his aunt and uncle, Gena and Ibb White, who raised him as their own.

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Paula Maddox Ordoyne

Paula Maddox Ordoyne, 83, of Baton Rouge, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born January 23, 1933 to the union of her parents, J. F. Justiss, Sr. and Wilma Justiss. Paula was a graduate of Jena High School and Louisiana Tech University. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She was a longtime member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ernest “Billy” Maddox; her second husband, A. J. Ordoyne; and a brother, Eddy Justiss. Survivors include three sons, Ernest Maddox and wife Vicki, Mark J. Maddox and wife Valerie, and William Maddox; her stepdaughter, Janelle Volke; her stepsons, Jay Ordoyne and Joey Ordoyne; her grandchildren, Taylor Maddox and Mason Maddox; and her brother, James F. Justiss, Jr.

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Robbie Randall McMillin

Robbie Randall McMillin, 88, of the Sandy Lake Community, passed from this life on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home in Sandy Lake. He was born October 14, 1927 in Catahoula Parish to Tolbert Roy McMillin and Lillie Hazel Terry. Robbie was a retired gas inspector for the State of Louisiana, and owner and operator of the Lakeside Fish Finn. Robbie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. His life revolved around his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. A celebration of life service for Robbie McMillin was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. with the Revs. Craig James, Dustin Robertson, and Lynell Hatten officiating. Interment followed at Heard Cemetery in Manifest under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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Lauren Sydney Franklin

Lauren Sydney Franklin, 26, of Vidalia, died in a traffic accident near Vidalia on Wednesday night, April 20, 2016. She was born November 20, 1989 in Natchez, Mississippi to Glen Franklin and Donna Herndon. She spent her early years in Natchez, before her family moved to Vidalia, where she graduated from Vidalia High School. From there she went to MSU and then graduated from Alcorn with a BS in nursing. Lauren was an amazing young woman who was full of life and had a heart of gold. She knew how to work hard for what she wanted and still have fun with the people she loved. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and animals. Her two favorite things in life were her nephew, Karter Blake, and her dog, Molly. Services were held Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Natchez with the Revs. Nance Hixon and Craig James officiating. Interment followed in Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home of Natchez.

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Helen Bradford Viola

Helen Bradford Viola, 69, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home in Belah. She was born October 22, 1946 in Trout to the union of her parents, Pete and Snooks Evans. Mrs. Viola was a nurse and worked at LaSalle General Hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Shirley Davidson, Sister Barbara Faye Deville and Sister Janice McDaniel officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc of Jena. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Lonnie Lee Bradford, Jr.; and brother, Tommy Joe Evans.

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Randy Lynn Tyler

Randy Lynn Tyler, 63, of Clarks, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born May 6, 1952 in Urania to the union of his parents, Sam Franklin Tyler, Jr. and Patricia Ann Hopkins Tyler. Randy was a lease operator for Placid Oil Company. He served his country in the United States Army. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church in Olla, with arrangements under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his brothers, Rynn Tyler and his wife Sarah of Ferriday and Rickie Tyler and his wife Becky of Conroe, TX, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the LaSalle High School Athletic Association P.O Box 110 Olla, LA. 71465. 

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